Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $191.00
 

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First stop on our trip

A travel blog entry by jus.sim.2013 on Nov 19, 2013

1 comment, 13 photos

This is my first post on our Flipflop blog and I'm very excited about letting you all know our news as we travel across the globe to our final destination in New Zealand. We left the UK on Tuesday 19th November at about 9.30am after the aeroplane wings had been de-iced and waved goodbye to cold weather! As the flight wasn't fully booked we were …

Dubai Mall & dinner in the desert

A travel blog entry by mandyjak

5

... creature. By using a dead quail as a lure, Muffin was let loose to fly. The trainer swung the lure like a lassoe waiting until Muffin was about to catch it he would change direction, causing the bird to fly away and begin this process again. After 3- 4 more swoops, Muffin was allowed to "catch" the quail as it's reward. Falcons can eat 1/3 of their body weight each day - but need this to make them fit to fly at the speeds they can. The desert 4wheel drive was next . Pete and ...

Week 2

A travel blog entry by anita-and-shaun

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... celebration so I am babysitting so I had a nice date at Pizza Hut with my cousins. However I did get my nails done today which made up for it, the salon even have me a rose and chocolate for valentines. The house I am staying in with my family is in a community, they have shared facilities such as a pool, basketball court, tennis courts and even a small park. The pool is like a resort so I will definitely be spending time ...

Dubai is HOT

A travel blog entry by laurencarey

1

... metro station where I picked up a day pass for 16 dhs which was well worth the money! I had no idea where to go. Looked at the map in the station and the closest station near something I'd once heard the name of was Al Ras so I got off here and had a walk around. After coming to ground level and leaving the metro station, the heat struck again! No idea where to go I set off in one direction but realised everyone else leaving the stop ...

They have a world record for that

A travel blog entry by pam_steve

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... the history of the city. Dubai began as a fishing community in its current location because of the creek that provided a natural harbour, which was our second stop on the tour. Here we saw many of the old transport boats that are still used today. We took a short abra ride (water taxi) we walked through the gold and spice souks (markets). Here there are more than 400 gold shops all on one street. Our tour guide informed us ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the المركز التجاري الثانية area of Dubai, is near Dubai Museum, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Emirates Towers, and Dubai Zoo.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsShangri-La Hotel, Dubai

    Reviewed by jus.sim.2013

    Arabian nights

    Reviewed Nov 20, 2013
    by (9 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Lovely accommodation. Would definitely stay there again. Wonderful breakfast. Very relaxing and wonderfully caring and efficient staff.

    Shangri-La Hotel
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Shangri-La Hotel
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Shangri-La Hotel
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Reviewed by melstravels

    Great location, good price, excellent service and staff

    Reviewed Sep 15, 2012
    by (2 reviews) boddington , Australia Flag of Australia

    Our room was amazing - new and beautiful and sparkling clean. The staff were absolutely fantastic, went above and beyond the usual service to assist us with anything we wanted and provided great recommendations on things to do, places to go, transport...

    Would highly recommend this hotel and will definitley be coming back next time I'm in Dubai

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

    Superb! Fresh and very friendly.

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    Stayed for 5 nights during March 2005. Although the hotel is business looking we used it as the perfect pied-a-terre between the beaches and the city center. The service was world class and the airport limo pickup was 5*. Rooms very nice with great showers. The pool is quite small but again the service (pool bar) is up there with the best. Had dinner in one of the hotel restaurants (Vietnam style) - good but expensive. However, the "Buffet" breakfast/dinner was outstanding! 25 euros all inclusive for amazing quality food. We loved it! The hotel has an arrangement with a beach hotel about 30mins away. Quite a drive but much better than the noisy beach hotels near the palm. You will not regret staying here if you don't mind the city location.

    Business or leisure

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    this is a great business hotel. poor holiday location though. reviews about this hotel on tripadvisor have been misplaced i feel. if you go to dubai to stay in your hotel room all the time then this hotel is great, but giving it five stars for having nibbles and little treats misses the point of a holiday in dubai. it is in the business district so is not good if you want a bit of relaxation by the beach etc. also it is not really in the arab quarter or near the shopping resorts.

    big draw is that prices are very competitive. can't fault that but if you are on holiday staying in the jumerah beach area is paramount. would recommend al qasr and mina al salam in the madinat resort. you will probably be spending several evenings there anyway when you go to dubai.

    Great business hotel

    from

    I stay in the Shangri-La Dubai twice a year and it is a great hotel, the only thing I miss is a nice dancing/night club, but I have heard they are making one at the 41st floor ! Any business traveller but also leasure traveller will be very happy in this hotel.

    Was I in Dubai?

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    After staying earler in February at the Al Qasr on Jumeirah Beach the character and ambience of the location was sadly lacking. The hotel is on a busy road but within walking distance of other bars and restaurants. The hotel is very much a business hotel and lacks character, you could be anywhere in the world in a typical boring hotel. Having said that it was all perfectly manicured, the staff were friendly and helpful, it just had zero personality!

    Absolutely fabulous

    from

    Our greatest regret was that we had only two nights to spend in a Horizon Room at the Dubai Shangri La.

    First class hotel

    from

    stayed here for 3 nights this january and have to say it was one of the best hotels i have ever stayed in.large rooms,helpful staff,excellent restaurants and spa facilities.the only fault for me was that the hotel bars were quite dull for such a lively destination.I will definetely stay again.

    Very little to fault.

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    Arrived via Emirates airlines limo at 6am. Prepared not to get room until 2pm (standard practice) but they gave us the room straight away. Shangri La is about a 50 level twin tower building - hotel services on ground, 1st and 2nd level then rooms above level 30 (approx) - rest of building below apartments (i think). Our room on level 37 faced inland - standard room. Very nicely appointed with safe, minibar, tv (55 channels), large bed. Room done in blond and dark woods with bed surronds in a padded velour. Never seen so much stored space - ever wall had cupboards and draws that opened. Bathroom, glass and marble. Separate bath and shower - nice toiletries. Toilet and bidet through bathroom behind a glass sliding door. Pool area very nice - tropical with palm trees and looks towards the sea (about 4 kilomtres away over lowrise buildings). This is on a separate podium reach via a skybridge on level 4 underneath which is the carpark. Hotel in a long street (really a freeway) consisting of office blocks and apartment buildings about 10 kilometres from downtown and 8 kilos from the Jumeriah beach hotels. There is a limited free hotel shuttle bus (3 or 4 times a day) to a large shopping mall (Deria City Centre) and a beach hotel. Plenty of places to eat (walking distance) and little grocery shop just around the side of hotel (in adjoining building) that also does drycleaning. No large shopping centres within walking distance (need taxi). Hotel lobby grand and has around 3 or 4 restaurants and bars. Breakfast (buffet and incl for us) was one of the best I've seen - a huge table just for different breads and danishes, fresh fruit (rarely do you see fresh cherries and grapes in hotel buffets but they did here) and a egg station plus other usual stuff. Room service fast (at 10.30pm) and average costs (45 dirham for a club sandwich and fries - approx AUD$18 or GBP 7 pounds). Nice touch - set up on a wheelin table with linen and all just for 2 small meals. Staff courtesy good and prompt. All in all - wonderful hotel and right inline with the service one expects from a Shangri La chain. One downside is the location as mentioned above - to go anywhere of real interest does require a taxi (but these are relatively cheap). We did walk to the Mercato mall (small but done in a spanish??? style) down on the beach about 4 or 5 klms away and this took 1 hour (Dubai is not overly pedestrian friendly - pavements start and stop or change levels). For sight seeing do recommend the Open top bus tour which leaves from the Wafi City Mall. Also stayed at the Hilton Dubai Creek on journey home from the UK (see separate review).

    Heaven in the desert

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    Make this your home away from home in the desert city of gold that is Dubai in the UAE. The first Shangri-La outside Asia, the classic Shangri-La touch and attention to little details shows here without a doubt. The best Tagine restaurant I have ever eaten in, called Marrakech is here. The wonderful, happy and jovial lady chef cooks as good as she looks. The marvellous tagines are so incredibly good that when you dine here, you just do not want to go away. Every morsel of delight pleases and seduces your palate like only good food well cooked and presented, can. The resort stye pool is nicely chilled so you'll cool down after a day dune bashing in the desert. As for the huge spa, it is the last word in no expense spared luxury. Whatever stresses you have will vanish in about 15 minutes as you work out in the gym, swim in the pool and relax in the jacuzzi. Located just 15 minutes from the airport, you are fara way from the maddening trafic jams of Deira and the Gold Souk. It is safe to stroll about the hotel and you'll be amazed to find Delifrance and Quick of France here too. As The Travelling Gourmet, Dr. Michael Lim, I travel professionally to taste good food and great wines and I know a great place to stay when I see it. In the lobby, I love too the circular wooden blocks with hole in the middle all perfectly aligned so you feel like shooting an arrow through the holes. For golf, the hotel is very near Nad al Sheba and also there is a complimentary shuttle to Jebel Ali by the beach where you have a 9 hole golf course to frolic on. Businesswise, the ladies at the Business Cnetre are not only goodlooking but efficient too! Come here soon. You'll be glad you did.

    Fantastic hotel

    from

    I have travelled to various countries in the middle east, europe and africa and this is by far THE BEST!!

    I was there in Feb04 for 4 nights.

    The staff were excellent - the rooms impeccable - the meals were out of this world...i really dont know what else i can say!!

    There were shops that we visited along Sh Zayed Rd and taxis were easily accessible outside the hotel, as well as getting to the city centre being a very simple feat.

    Had a brilliant time.

    Paradise in Dubai

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    The Shangri-La group has a reputation for service excellence and this hotel is no exception. We stayed for four nights in October 04 in a standard room, although it felt more like a suite. The hotel is very new, and the rooms are beautifully and tastefully furnished. The marble bathroom had a separate toilet, enormous bath and top class shower. In the bedroom there was subtle lighting at floor level should you need it in the night. The large resort style out-door swimming pool with a swim-up bar has been built on the 4th floor on top of the garage, and feels like paradise, with the gazebos complete with cushions, sun loungers and palm trees, not to mention the jacuzzi. The attendants will find you a space even at the busiest times, and even if all the loungers have gone, will provide beanbags... ! The well equipped spa is also on this floor. They also have a daily complimentary courtesy bus to Jebel Ali Beach Resort where you can use the beach facilities.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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